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CILT publishes ‘Driver Shortage Crisis’ report

Aug 12, 2015
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has published findings from a recent survey by its benchmarking club Logmark, on the current driver shortage.
Over 100 companies took part in the survey and the Institute will use the findings to inform the debate.

Some of the key findings of the survey include:

  • 74% of members surveyed stated that their organisation is experiencing a driver shortage;
  • The survey revealed that the driver shortage is a UK-wide issue;
  • 61% of those surveyed revealed that they use agency workers regularly throughout the year;
  • 51% of organisations surveyed have failed to recruit drivers over the last 12 months;
  • The average age of the participant’s driver was revealed as 47 years old;
  • 58% of organisations surveyed are not recruiting any trainee drivers;
  • 22% of those surveyed do not finance Driver CPC for their drivers and 56% do not provide in-house training for goods vehicle licence acquisition;
  • Nearly 60 members claimed that industry image and perception is a significant factor in the driver shortage;
  • 89% of those surveyed think the Government is not doing enough to highlight and deal with the driver shortage crisis;
  • 80% claimed it is the responsibility of business to find solutions to the issue.

The full survey results can be viewed on the CILT website

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the independent international professional body for individuals and companies associated with logistics and transport. It has over 33,000 members in over 31 countries worldwide.

Photo: CILT website.

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